Volunteers for Prosperity manages the Volunteers for Prosperity Service Incentive Program (VfPServe), a public-private partnership of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), skilled American professionals and U.S. non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The program aims to improve the affordability of short-term international service by providing matching grants for individuals volunteering in USAID priority sectors.
VfPServe provides competitive grants to U.S. partner organizations to assist Americans with relevant professional experience who wish to volunteer. VfPServe grants (ranging from $500 to $1000) are individual, non-renewable and are designated to offset volunteer travel and living expenses while on assignment. VfP provides a dollar for dollar match for funds raised by volunteers up to a $1000. Volunteer assignments are supervised by U.S. non-profits affiliated with the VFPServe Program.
Since it inception, VfPServe has received applications from over 300 skilled Americans interested in short term international service and provided skilled volunteers serving in over 35 developing countries.
The following organizations are currently affiliated with this program:
Atlas Service Corps
Bankers without Borders
Bridges to Prosperity
Business Council for Peace
Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM)
Engineers Without Borders-USA
Global Reach International
Hands Along the Nile Development Services
Health Volunteers Overseas
Nigeria School Project
Partners of the Americas
Physicians for Peace
Southern Cross Humanitarian
Wings of the Dawn Intl. Institute for Children
If you are an organization, meeting the VfP partnership requirements (hyperlink: for organizations), and would like to find out more about participating in the VfPServe program please contact us at email@example.com
To read more about the VfPServe program and apply as a volunteer please visit our partner GlobalGiving’s website.